• The Sheriff

    this lady is a joke

    • colleen2

      This lady was also (reportedly) on the short list for SCOTUS under both Bushes. and Reagan nominated her. If that doesn’t put the fear of a Republican president in everyone, nothing will.

  • OGalaxy

    Sociopath.

  • spectral_ev

    It takes religion to make execution a good thing for the victim.

    • colleen2

      well said!

    • Arachne646

      A particular kind of religion, mind you.

  • Grover Paul Weaver

    …at last something will be done. Society thinks of a judge as a god she isn’t.

  • AM

    The DSM probably has a category that applies to her.

    • HeilMary1

      And to Stanton Lore!

  • CAfan

    Wow, what a repugnant, despicable, intolerant creature Edith Jones is….She sounds like she should be a right wing talk show host…However, anyone this vile and racist has no place on the bench….Remove this animal

  • stantonlore

    So, which of her opinionated remarks are untrue? Exactly when will people look into claims of racial differences instead of branding people as racist who make claims of differences between races? Nobody disagrees that there are physical and physiological differences, such as bone structure, predisposition to certain diseases, height or athletic prowess. I have read current reports that find asians are smarter than whites and whites smarter than blacks. Am I racist to make this statement? I don’t think so.

    The judge has certainly had more experience in the areas on which she remarked than most of us. Dept of Justice statistics clearly reflect racial differences in the areas of violent crime and interracial rape. Black men are 6-7 times more likely to commit a violent crime than white men. More than 90% of interracial rape is by black men on white women. The judge is saying she believes there are racial differences in these areas that are acquired at birth, irrespective of environment. The statements are controversial, but are they false? This is an area nobody wants to discuss openly without regard for hurting anyone’s feelings or what is politically correct. People who have unpopular opinions in these areas ARE branded as racist. They should not be.

    • Tbone

      facepalm.

      It’s not whether or not the statements are “true”. It’s her abhorrent opinion on pretty much everything. Like sexual abuse is no big deal. She shows a pretty apparent lack of impartiality that is the problem.

    • fredfnord

      > Am I racist to make this statement? I don’t think so.

      Well, it’s nice that you can absolve yourself of racism. I’m sure all of your racist friends are happy to do so as well.

      > The statements are controversial, but are they false?

      It was a good question, a hundred years ago. It has since been answered hundreds of times. And it’s funny, but when the person doing the answering didn’t start out (BEFORE the research) as an avowed racist who ‘knows’ that black people are inferior, the research tends to find no significant difference between different ‘races’ of people who have similar backgrounds. But when the researcher is someone like you, well, then, the data seems to always somehow fit his conclusions. Isn’t that strange?

      • stantonlore

        I did not absolve myself of racism. What I asked was whether I am a racist by reporting conclusions of others on racial differences including and intelligence. You took it someplace else. Nowhere did I say anything about being superior did I? I mentioned differences between races, but not one race being superior to another. Why is it that no matter I couch it, any attempt to discuss racial differences is perceived by some people as proof that I am a racist. You go further yet by mentioning my ‘racist friends.’

        Your hostility is typical and expected. Unwillingness to consider there may be IQ differences between races will be the major reason it remains a hot-button issue with little open dialogue. We stay politically correct, all equal, except where we are obviously not the same. You know – bone structure, athleticism, predisposition to certain diseases, among them. Or maybe you think the reason so few whites are in the NBA is that we just don’t try as hard as blacks?

        • Ella Warnock

          “Her” hostility is typical and expected? Oh man, that’s a good one. Gotta remember that when some racist is behaving in a typical and expected way.

          • stantonlore

            I did not say “her” hostility.

        • maiathebeegrrl

          It’s not about PC, it’s about having correct information. Go ask a biologist or anthropologist – race ISN’T EVEN REALLY A BIOLOGICAL CATEGORY, it’s a social category. Race overlaps with some of the few dozen ethno-descent groups which do actually have marked genetic differences, but that’s not the same. So, I reject your uninformed opinions as racist on their face, because they are.

          (Also, BTW, black men at 6 – 7 times more likely to be convicted of a violent crime, not 6 – 7 times more likely to commit one. BIG difference – that’s another reason you are assumed to be racist on your face: failure to pay attention to big, important differences in reality vs. your stereotypes)

          For instance, a better explanation for why there are so few whites in the NBA would be social ones – that perhaps young white athletes have far more alternative pathways to pursue, that they have every reason to believe they will be judged fairly in those alternative pathways, and because they are not disproportionately encouraged to see sports as the only arena they can be successful in.

          • stantonlore

            You are obviously naive about athletics and human anatomy. Whites in general have less dense bone structure. Why are there so few elite black swimmers? OK, opportunity is not great I will grant you. The point I am making is that there ARE differences between races not accounted for by environment. I am not saying anything about race superiority but yet I am accused here of being racist. I made my comments hoping to engage in respectful conversation. Yet, nobody so far is willing to accept that there may be biological racial differences. Going as far as to say that race is not biological. Amazing.

            you don’t have to ask an anthropologist whether blacks have better athletic skills for certain sports. Ask a high school or college coach. Did you see the movie “White Men Can’t Jump’? There is more than a sliver of truth to that statement, which is why anyone informed about baskeball, could laugh at the movie. Or, maybe white kids just don’t try hard enough, which explains why track and field is dominated by blacks. I don’t’ think so.

          • canaduck

            I like that you totally ignored comments from people debunking your theories about violence and rape and went straight to “er well, uh, they’re different physically, that’s all I meant.” Very game of you.

    • canaduck

      The point is that when they aren’t growing up in the typically shitty circumstances that so many racial minorities are forced into, the statistics change. Drastically.

      Let’s shift the focus: why have 99% of shooting rampages been carried out by white men? Would you agree that perhaps that has something to do with environment and upbringing, or are you actually suggesting that white men are, on a biological level, more prone to insane killing sprees?

      When yet another white man goes on a shooting rampage, we rush to find out why. Perhaps he was mentally ill, or he was rejected by too many women, or he was bullied. Maybe he was influenced by violent video games or music. (Note that I’m not suggesting that any of these remotely justify his actions; in fact, when we ask questions such as these we aren’t looking deeply enough into our culture.) But when a black guy robs a liquor store and kills the cashier, we already know why he did it. I mean, he’s black, and you know how THOSE people are.

      The problem with assertions such as those that you and Jones are making is that they are racist (and sexist) on a very fundamental level, perhaps even without your realizing it. When it comes to anything other than our cultural default “human”–a white man–you assume that correlation implies causation.

      • maiathebeegrrl

        Well stated.

    • Guest

      I think you are getting your statistics from a Faux news source.

  • Jack Hughes

    The woman is insane — in other words, a Republican.

  • Echo Moon

    WTF???? what in the hell is wrong with this woman? why hasn’t she been investigated and removed long before this? and what in hell is she doing helping to write a tx bill controlling a woman’s choice?

  • Echo Moon

    damn!!! next thing you know she’ll be on the republican ticket running for political office!

  • Anthony Belvedere

    1) The woman needs to be fired as a judge. Unacceptable levels of racism and misogyny. No compassion for victim, only concern seems to be for perp.
    2) A thorough mental eval is in order, for her safety and the safety others.

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